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2002 Pontiac Bonneville - Consumer Reviews

2002 Pontiac Bonneville

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Driving Excitement
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Dan
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2002 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)


Review

Bought used. Had the usual problems with leaking door, intermittent steering shaft noise, and now rear passenger window regulator. No other maintenance problems. Pontiac delivers is Driving excitement promise. I get 28 MPG hwy and 18 MPG city with a Supercharged V6 awesome. This car makes me feel like I'm driving a luxury car with all the extras of a sports car. The interior is simple and pleasing to look at. The full power seats are extremely comfortable for long drives. I get at least 2 compliments on the looks of this car every day. Large spacious trunk. Smooth ride. Built in trunk tire inflater is great to have. Aggressive acceleration and handling. Best SPORT luxury sedan for the price.


Best Features

Sporty style inside and out. Aggressive look and feel. Options. Powertrain quality. Comfort. Dual auto climate control. Radio control on steering wheel. Dash looks. Trunk space. Factory chrome wheels. Trunk tire inflater system. Onstar. Heated seats. Automatic lights. Automatic leveling suspension.


Worst Features

Full sized would have been nice. Wish it had the computerized suspension control options of the previous model. Higher quality trim fasteners around the wheel wells. A recall for the intermittent shaft that would actually fix the noise permanently. Doesn't effect actual steering just noisy at low speed


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2002 SSEI
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By Gene
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2002 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)


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The car has been a delight to own and drive. The 3800 Series engine is all as advertised and more. I get 25 +/- MPG on the highway and 18 +/- in town. Handling is excellent and response is as well. I do have a few complaints ... a persistent leak on the rear spoiler allows water to store in the trunk lid and you get wet when you open the trunk after a heavy rain. The brake pads needed to be replaced after only 24,000 miles and again at 50,000. The tires - Goodyear Eagle RSA's are the original tires ... outstanding. Had to replace a rear window motor and heated seat element failed. All the problems have been annoying and should NOT have happened to a top of the line car. Overall a great car


Best Features

Responsiveness, handling, looks and features. Sunroof lets in a lot of light


Worst Features

Longer life brakes and rotors.


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By Gene - Massachusetts
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2002 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)


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Having been in a Grand Prix GTP I got used to the power of the supercharged 3800. This car is equally impressive and maintains 26+ MPG highway if I behave. Good traction ... 60K miles on original tires. Leaking spoiler (3 times to dealer)a nagging issue with no other quality issues. Brakes replaces after 24K and I am not hard on them. Dealer said it's normal for this car. Good stlying, comfortable on highway and a blast on side roads. Looks like Pontiac is moving to smaller sized cars so being a big guy this may be my last Pontiac unless they change their focus. High end stereo and all the goodies make this a fun car to own. Great tire wear ! Some balance issues as tire wear though.


Best Features

Head up display, premium radio and supercharged engine complete the driver experience.


Worst Features

Fix the leaking trunk spoiler problem! Cup holders should be better positioned to allow for driver AND passenger to use them at the same time. Add audio console for rear passengers to use headphones or other channel than driver ... other GM units offer this option. Add rain-sensing wipers too.


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This car could double as a blender.
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By Shaking
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2002 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)


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I love the looks and the equipment. It
is a lot of fun if you drive under 60
mph. At high speeds, the vibration
will liquify your brain. The dealer
has put three sets of tires on,
replaced the front lower control arms,
and road force balanced the tires at
least six times. He now claims it is
within GM specs, but the vibration is
awful. Apparently, GM dose not have
very high expectations for their cars.


Best Features

Looks and standard equipment.


Worst Features

Get their chassis design straight. Quality and integrity of interior is lacking for a car with this price tag.


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2000 SSEi
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By johnnys bonny
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2002 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)


Review

The more I drive this car the more I
like it. I love the power this big car
has left when driving at 55+. The
improved headlights are great too. I've
owned SUV's for the last 5yrs, this is
my first car since my single days in a
sports car. I'm impressed so far with
this car.


Best Features

The HUD is a must, plus I like all the personalized features the SSEi offers. The gas mileage is good if you don't spend the day with your foot on the floor, but it's hard not too have it there. most important is I love the way this car handles.


Worst Features

cup holders - overlap why??? More headroom would be nice. better disk brakes would be nice. Battery is located in rear seats this should be moved to a safer place if you ask me.


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